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When is it faster to have 64 bits?

When is it faster to have 64 bits?

This is an article from 1995, when the term64-bit was just starting to come into main-stream use. This question/answer style web-page proceeds to describe the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit and what it really means to the end user.


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Nagel (Student)
19 years ago
15 minutes, good content. Good question answer discussion of what the benefits
and reasons for 64-bit processors are good for.
Used in course? Yes
Matt Smith
Matt Smith (Student)
19 years ago
This article takes about 10 minutes to read, and while it was published in 1995,
the material is still relevant. It goes into detail on how 64-bit is used in
arthimetic, registers, and how it all "fits together". It also details why
64-bit computer system is not always better than a 32-bit system just because it
can move more data.
Used in course? Yes